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  1. Copyright Holder
  2. License
  3. Copyright Year
  4. License Terms

This page details all changes that can be made to the default copyright licenses attached to articles. It can be found by navigating to the "License" tab under Settings > Distribution.

For any individual article, this default copyright licensing can be changed on a case-by-case basis. This tab simply establishes a default.

1. Copyright Holder

The first section of this page allows you to set the default copyright holder for all articles in your journal. Depending on your copyright policy, this may be the author, journal, or a different entity.

If you select "Custom copyright statement", you will be given the option to input a custom copyright holder. This may be useful if copyright to articles belongs to an academic society or other institution.

2. License

Under the "License" box, you can set the default copyright license attached to your journal. The preset, loaded licenses include a variety of open access Creative Common licenses, which we recommend for all our journals. You can link to the text of a different license if you do not use a Creative Commons license. 

Make sure your license is mentioned in your Copyright Policy and does not violate any of its standards.

3. Copyright Year

This box sets the automatic copyright date that will be attached to an article. If you publish articles on a rolling, or article-by-article basis, make sure you select the second option that attaches copyright to the article's publication date. If you publish by issue, either option will lead to the same result.


4. License Terms

Finally, this last box lists the terms of the license you attach to your article. By default this section will copy your copyright policy.

These terms will be listed at the bottom of each article:

It is recommended that you alter these terms to clearly spell out reuse, so that readers can know how to safely share and download the content for future use.

Questions? Contact us at iusw@indiana.edu.


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